The Ocala Police Department will now provide an online resource for citizens to file reports electronically for low priority or delayed incidents.
The online self-reporting is available on OPD’s website and criteria are clearly outlined to ensure citizens only use the online system for appropriate incidents, the media release stated. This is an optional service for the public.
Citizens may self-report:
-Harassing telephone calls/texts/e-mails
-Lost property (i.e. credit card, wallet, cell phone)
-Theft (if no forcible entry)
-Internet computer fraud
-Fraudulent use of credit/debit card
-Forgery or use of fraudulent document
-Vehicle burglary (if no forcible entry)
-Child care violation
-Traffic accidents (through DHSMV)
Officers dispatched to a call for service will not refer the complainant to online reporting. If a citizen requests an officer for an incident that meets the online reporting criteria, an officer will still respond in person.